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ARCHIVED MESSAGE BOARD 2000 (section 2)

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wendy register
davwen2progressivetell.com

UNITED STATES
09 December 2000

I think what bill gates does for the kids is the most special thing about him, not the amount of money. I know my kids are what makes my world go around...


Stuart McMillan
stuart_mcmillan@talk21.com
West Yorkshire
United Kingdom
07 December 2000

It was only yesterday when I posted my message of support for the Banaban people and their struggle. But already I have received e-mails from around the world who agree with my feelings and sentiment. I think it is a wonderful thing that in this modern era a, when there is much evil and sadness in the world that good people with a human heart are still interested in other humans troubles even though they are at the other side of the world.


Jeremy Cooper
jeremy@olio.demon.co.uk


07 December 2000

Sorry about the typos. I have corrected my email address!


Jeremy Cooper
jeremy@olio.demonb.co.uk
Milton Keynes
UK
07 December 2000

Just in case anyone gets the wrong idea from the last message about my legacy - I have not died! Indeed I am alive an very well and enjoying a very busy retirement.

I had an email recently from the man who was assistant film editor on the "original" Banaba BBC doco made just after the famous legal procedure in the UK - we used some shots from it in my doco. He is now an independent producer and is still very interest ed in Banaba: he says that of the programmes he has worked on, the Banaba story has stayed with through the years. I am meeting him for lunch in the New Year. I'll keep you posted.

Meanwhile "Coming Home for Banaba" still gets aired late at night several times a year. I guess Chloe's school must have recorded it off air and is using it in classes - I doubt that Chloe was ever awake during one of the transmissions. If you are in the UK, keep your eyes skinned for transmissions in The Learning Zone on BBC2.

Best wishes to you all.

Jeremy.


Ken Sigrah and Stacey King
banaban@ion.com.au
Gold Coast
Australia
06 December 2000

Mauri and a very big kam raba (thank you) to all those people who have been leaving their messages of support for our people. We can not tell you how much it means for our people to know that their history and beloved homeland is not forgotten. It is onl y through education, understanding, and awareness, that we can all work together for a better future for our young generations.

How encouraging it is to see that Jeremy Cooper's work and support for our people is a legacy in his BBC documentary.

We would like to encourage others to set up communication and respond to these good people who have taken the time to leave a message here on out Banaban website.

Tia bo moa!


Stuart McMillan
stuart_mcmillan@talk21.com
West Yorkshire
United Kingdom
06 December 2000

I watched the television documentary about the terrible things that have happened to your beautiful homeland and how your people have become displaced, and it saddened me. Before this I was totally unaware and hadn't even heard of Banaba before. I will ma make sure in the future that I check on how your struggle is going, I would also like to offer my help in any way. The Banaban people have my best wishes and support.


Chloe Guest
ronnie04@btinternet.com
essex
uk
06 December 2000

I saw a programme about your island today and I would like my school to raise money for you to help your island to become a better place. please can you let me know how I can send the money we raise. from Chloe, sacred heart school. age 6.


JOSEPH
osu@netvigator.com

NOW IN HONG KONG
27 November 2000

Dear Fols,

I have also seen the last 5 minutes of Banaba documentary, however, I was not motivated by any feelings of wrongs because there is nothing I can do to change the past only the hopes for a better future because this I can physically build.
What got my interest was the sincerity in the asking for help and that there is not only one way to look at this issue.

1. If peoples views are only from condemnation, then yes, all will spend time re-living the errors of history past and never moving forward.
2. I SUGGEST - as an hands-on-engineer and technician, we view the issues of how we can actively work to put the main power facilities (electricity, water, sanitation) back in work.
3. I suggest that the generators can be taken apart and re-built or replaced with the proper components for the interim and reviewed for efficiency and cost justification in operations and possibly look for donations to put in new and modern turbine H/O un its as well as wind turbines depending on wind factors in the Islands.
3. I suggest that the potable water services get reviewed and re-build or replace units so that there is good quality drinking water for use, these also can possibly sought after with help from WHO and other International organizations.
4. I suggest that the Waste Management Systems get reviewed for long term use and growth potential of this Island, especially from the fact that this Island is quite high in elevation so there should be an expectation of people relocating here because of the natural safety barrier.

I am not only making a whole bunch of empty and lame suggestions but are willing to take part in working in all of this to make this happen, for anyone that thinks that this will only some sort of academic-management course in relations, please get that o ut of your mind, from experience of building companies and facilities it is very difficult to build even a company in China with nearly 8000 people where the transportation system and money is in place, never mind an undertaking in this magnitude, Banabans, where everything and every action has or will have an obstacle.

Well, I guess I don't have much else at this time, except the fact if those who are interested in this please feel free to contact me and let's get to some action with out undue or overdone deliberations.

THANKS AND BEST REGARDS TO ALL,
JOSEPH


Meredith Sena
meredith.sena@berlitzglobalnet.com

USA
21 November 2000

We are an interpretation services company through Berlitz International who provide Immigration Court interpreters throughout the US. We have had an increasing amount of requests for interpreters of the Fijian language for court on the west coast in the U S, especially in San Francisco and San Diego, California. If you have any contacts or ideas of how to find someone interested in providing freelance interpretation services, please feel free to email me. We appreciate your help and thank you for your time.


Benjo
benhart@uswest.net

usa
09 November 2000

where can an anthropologist find data pertaining to Banaba? I am researching for a class called Indigenous People and Global Development. Unfortunately students are not required to take such classes and most remain ignorant to the situation of indigenous people.


Benjamin A. Hart
benhart@uswest.net

USA
09 November 2000

Thank you for giving the world access to information that the news media would not touch. As an anthropologist I have studied situations like the one with Banaba too often. That is very disheartening, but I know that myself and others can and will make a difference in the lives of indigenous people throughout the world.


Stacey King
hlop5031@northtyneside.org.uk
England
05 November 2000

I was wondering what Ms King's first and second names are.
It said "S. M. King. I hope you could take some time to reply me.
Thank you
Stacey King


john Sigrah
jsigrah@mail.fm
FSM 96944
02 November 2000

would like to read some information about Banaba


John & Kieko Sigrah
jsigrah@mail.fm
Federated State of Micronesia
01 November 2000

Thank you for making this available. We always interested
to hear news about Banaba and Rambi. Regards.


Stacey King
banaban@ion.com.au
Gold Coast
Australia
31 October 2000

A special 'ko raba' to Banaban - Aren Baoa for sending in the latest photos of Banaba on his recent trip there with SOPAC from Suva Fiji.

"Click Here to View"
I know his photos will bring back great memories to others who have been fortunate enough to visit the homeland... we look forward to returning there again soon.


fran
Australia
17 October 2000

I am saddened to see what has happened to your country. What an injustice!I will stay in touch
Regards
Fran


jacquelynn banaban
CRazypinay414@Aol.com
north america
07 October 2000

hey im jocelynn banabans sister.... wow i have the same last name as your island dats pretty kool.....yeah well juss wanted to say hope ur island is a success and nothing bad happens to it....god bless...okae bye


cheryl carpet
oneisland@yahoo.com
usa
06 October 2000

I will be visiting Christmas Island in December on a ship. I would like to know what type of small gifts the people would appreciate receiving. Since the island is willing to allow visitors to see its beauty, I would like to give something back. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you very much. Cheryl Carpet


Jocelynn Banaban
JoYCeBan2@aol.com
U.S.A.
28 September 2000

Whoa, this is a really big coincidence! I just entered in my last name and I came across this site. I never knew there was a whole civilization with the same name as my last name "Banaban". I am Jocelynn Banaban, a 19 year old filipino girl living in Cali fornia who just happened to stumble across this site, which I'm glad I did. Now I can tell my family and friends that my last name is not so weird after all and that there are hundreds more out there who take pride in the name.
Thank you so much for opening my eyes! I wish all of the people of the Banaba island the best and I'm praying that things will become better. Take Care and God Bless!!!

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